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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
corrections gets about 7%. on average, the state and federal government allocate over $9,000 per pupil in california. that is less than half of what the state of new york spends on its students. but getting more money for schools often means asking local voters to increase their own taxes. for example, the city of berkeley raises more than $3,000 per pupil in extra funds. other school districts have had similar success in the bay area. schools in poorer districts, though, don't have parents who can afford that. >> affluent communities are counting on parcel taxes and passing local bonds to improve the quality of their school facilities. but again, these are not options available to a lot of middle class and blue collar communities. >> reporter: in an economic climate where budgets are tight and dollars are short, consider this. nearly 50% of inmates nationwide are high school dropouts. last year, the state cut funding for prisons by more than $4 billion. the state prison population has gone down, as well. much thanks to prisoner realignment which has been transferring prisonerscounty jail
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
balls. the government has been after the company for years due to numerous reported injuries as a result of swallowing the powerful little magnets. many of the cases in children and teens resulted in internal injuries when the magnets stuck together in the intestine. it's estimated at least 1700 people have been hospitalized in three years. the maker says it's pulling the product because of, quote, baseless and relentless legal badgering by the government. it will sell the remaining stock on its website but won't make any more. >>> as if the holidays weren't expensive enough due to the drought many thanksgiving staples will be more expensive everything from turkey to cider costing more this year. stuffing and pumpkin pie ingredients are expected to cost 4% more. the price of turkey and butter are up 5%. and apples and apple cider topped the list with a 20 to 30% increase over last year. so in an effort to help you save, we're turning to the experts with our consumerwatch mommy blogger challenge but don't let the name fool you. any frugal folks can apply. go to consumerwa
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
hurricane. the federal government has approved more than $3 million in housing aid for connecticut, new york and new jersey. the damage is estimated at $50 billion. in the meantime, thousands are still stranded by floodwaters and others are without electricity. and as the scale of sandy's destruction becomes clearer, people are starting to dig out and try to get their lives back together. alison harmelin is in long beach island, new jersey, with a look at how things are you there now since the hurricane. >> reporter: good evening, dana. i have been up and down the jersey coastline and this is one of the areas that was hardest hit. the boat just behind me is a great example of what you see when you get over onto the island long beach island. every car, house and boat is somehow displaced, damaged or destroyed. the clean-up has begun on long beach island. these brothers decided to stay through the storm. now they are cleaning sand out of their first floor. >> we didn't think it was going to be this bad but honestly, i'm glad we're here so we can start cleaning it out. all the sand an
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